AEEI has been rated, as per the Department of Trade and Industry’s Codes of Good Practice gazetted in February 2007, as a Level 1 Contributor. In obtaining this BEE status, Qualifying Small Enterprise Principles of Statement 000 of Code 000 paragraph 5.2 were used in the information provided to Veridex BBBEE Verification Agents, an independent option-based verification agency accredited by the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA).
AEEI was ranked as South Africa’s Top Empowered Company in 2013 by Empowerdex and ranked first in 2012, second in 2011 and first in 2010 by the authoritative Financial mail/Empowerdex. The results were compiled after collecting data from companies listed on the main board of the JSE. The survey was aimed at providing the public with an overview of the empowerment status of JSE-listed companies in order to raise awareness of BBBEE.